Jersey News

Jersey Chamber of Commerce calls for change to labour laws

Restrictive employment laws that make it difficult for businesses to take on staff should be scrapped, according to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce. Chamber president Ray Shead said the body wanted...
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Jersey passes tough budget

General sales tax in Jersey will rise to 5 per cent, higher earners will pay more social security and duty on alcohol, fuel and tobacco will increase after the States approved one of the toughest budg...
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Jersey, Channel Islands, approves new intellectual property law

Jersey took a step towards creating a new intellectual property industry at the beginning of December when the island
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Record unemployment figures in Jersey Channel Islands

Record numbers of residents in Jersey are now registered as unemployed, with 60 more people out of work at the end of October than a month before. Figures released recently reveal that there were 1...
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Protests against Jersey’s 2011 budget proposals

Manual workers, business leaders and pensioners have launched campaigns to fight proposed tax rises in Jersey. The opposition movements against increases to the sales tax, GST, and social security pay...
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Public sector redundancies in Jersey, Channel Islands

Seventy-three voluntary redundancy applications have been approved in the first round of the States voluntary redundancy scheme for civil servants. The staff, including 30 senior managers, will lea...
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Unemployment on the rise in Jersey, Channel Islands

Unemployment in Jersey has increased to the record levels seen during the depths of the recession, worrying new figures have revealed. The number of people out of work has increased for the fourth...
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Population trends in Jersey, Channel Islands

In the mid 19th century Jersey
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Jersey, Channel Islands, cuts social services to support financial industry.

School milk, free entry for children into Durrell wildlife park, and eight temporary assistant teaching posts were scrapped as the first wave of spending costs was debated in the island
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Plans for more drastic cuts to Jersey, Channel Islands, budget

Plans to axe 15 per cent of senior civil servants and close three States departments have been drawn up by Jersey
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Channel Islands to open Brussels office

The Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are opening an office in Brussels to look after their interests in the European Union. The islands are particularly concerned about European Union legislatio...
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Jersey cuts jobs in public sector

Plans to help inhabitants of Jersey find work in the recession-hit jobs market have been unveiled
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Jersey finance industry's profits down

Finance industry profits in Jersey halved last year to their lowest level since records began, according to official figures recently released. The island
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Jersey considers sweeping tax increases

Jersey residents should brace themselves for considerable tax hikes as ministers unveil options for new taxes worth
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Jersey not affected by UK budget

The UK emergency budget will have little effect in Jersey, according to Island tax experts. Chancellor George Osborne recently announced huge spending cuts as well as some tax increases to help bal...
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Jersey house prices drop

The latest Jersey House Price Index figures show that between January and March this year there was a five per cent fall in house prices compared to the last three months of 2009. This is also a five...

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